Cal Grant Updates
CSAC communicates with students using the email address we have on file. It is critical that you keep your contact information updated on your WGS account.
After you apply, you can track the status of your Cal Grant application online by using WebGrants for Students. If you met the Competitive Cal Grant application requirements and qualified for an award, you will receive award notification via email. The competitive award process is anticipated to run by June 1st.
If you need additional assistance, you may contact the Customer Assistance staff at (888) 224-7268. Customer Assistance fields Cal Grant, Chafee and other Specialized calls Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:45 am, and from 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm. We field calls on Friday from 10:00 am to 11:45 am, and from 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm.
If you are unable to create a WGS account, or have an account but have forgotten your user id and/or password please call 1-888-294-0148 between 10:00 am - 4:45 pm for technical assistance only.
Keeping in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, if you are a student who is either 18 years or older or attending college, we are unable to assist your parent with questions pertaining to your account without your permission. For security purposes and to protect your privacy, you must complete a Third Party Release Form (G-25) on WebGrants for Students at www.webgrants4students.org, which will authorize your parent to act on your behalf.
Yes, you could possibly be eligible for institutional funding such as a Board of Governor's Fee Waiver. Check with the Financial Aid Officer at your school for more information on private grants or scholarships.
If YES, you should:
1. Check the school listed on your WebGrants for Students (WGS) account and update as needed.
2. If the correct school is listed and you have not been paid, contact your financial aid office to confirm eligibility and request payment. If you haven't submitted required documents to your financial aid office to complete your financial aid file, please do so immediately.
If NO and you plan on attending college, you may post a leave of absence on your WGS account
California law requires renewal students to meet income, asset and minimum need criteria. This means you must file a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADA) in order to be considered for a renewal Cal Grant award. After you file a FAFSA or CADA you can track the status of your Cal Grant Renewal on line by creating a WebGrants for Students account.
CSAC recommends that you use one of the following browsers when using WGS:
To download one of the recommended browsers, you may click on the Help Center link on the right side of this page.
Apple/Mac Computers, IPADs, and Smart Phones:
Results may be unpredictable.